The thing about Railgun is that I can’t not enjoy it. It manipulates me like Margaery Tyrell, pulling dirty tricks like opening with a shot of loli BiriBiri. What am I supposed to do against such power?
When we left off, Saki and crew discover a living archive of knowledge from around the time of the downfall of civilization. As I expected, episode four covers a lot of those events in exposition. Roughly half the episode is devoted to telling us what happened between the awakening of psychokinesis (which happens in 2011) to the five hundred year Dark Age.
I suspect something might have happened in this episode, which looked pretty important. We start once again with an out-of-context flashback, an assassination attempt on Empero Jikoutei 430 years before present day. The dude gets stabbed, and… cut to canoeing.
Looks like Super Serial’s back for the time being, but never doubt my ability to not finish what I start. Today’s feature is the first episode of Shin Sekai Yori, the anime adaptation of a novel by Yusuke Kishi. It opens with some horrible things, goes on to do some mysterious things, and ends with a sad thing all set to striking imagery.
I decided to check out BTOOOM! after seeing a post about it on Sankaku Complex (in retrospect, that’s probably not the best way to discover anime). According to the Wikipedia entry, BTOOOM! is about a group of people who are trapped on an island. The only way to get out is to kill each other, because the whole premise is based on a video game. Does that sound familiar? Have we seen this show before?